TAE has announced the opening of its new Turbine Engine Maintenance Facility at Adelaide Airport.
TAE provides engine maintenance services for the Honeywell TPE331 and the P&WC PT6A turboprop engines and the Hamilton Sundstrand APS500 and APS1000 auxiliary power units for customers across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region from its Adelaide Airport Facility.
“It is a great day for TAE” said general manager, Andrew Sanderson. “This new facility now gives us a world class platform for our team to continue delivering great service to keep our customers flying today and offers new expansion possibilities to accommodate our planned growth into the Asia-Pacific region tomorrow. With the addition of this facility, TAE will be the largest independent turbine engine MRO provider in Australia, covering several engine types powering aircraft from the agricultural Air Tractor to the F-18 Super Hornet with more opportunities on the way”.
Opened by the South Australian Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade, Tom Koutsantonis, who supported the investment, the 1,500 square metre facility has been purpose built for the maintenance of turboprop engines and is now fully integrated with TAE’s dual capability 2,000 kW dynamometer test cell, offering customers the best maintenance and test capability for their product in the region all under the one roof.
Minister for Manufacturing, Innovation and Trade Tom Koutsantonis said TAE is one of the mainstays of Australia’s aerospace engineering sector. “This new facility will allow TAE to continue to offer its customers the best maintenance and testing capability in the Asia Pacific region right here in Adelaide”, Mr Koutsantonis said. "I am also pleased that TAE's testing and maintenance facilities at Adelaide Airport have been designed to minimise the impact of noise on residents in the surrounding area. TAE is a great example of a high technology company that has clearly recognised the growth opportunities that exist in Adelaide and then deciding to bring international work and jobs to our state”.
Built in conjunction with Adelaide Airport, the construction was linked to the expanded car park and infrastructure works and complements the other developments underway at the Airport. Adelaide Airport Limited Managing Director, Mark Young said “We were very pleased to have TAE commit to investing in the Airport in conjunction with our own infrastructure projects, and we look forward to extending our long relationship with TAE even further through this new facility”.
TAE is an Australian aerospace company. Visit TAE at tae.com.au.
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